|Comune di Giurdignano|
San Paolo standing stone
|Province / Metropolitan city||Lecce (LE)|
|• Mayor||Donato Fanciullo|
|• Total||13 km2 (5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||78 m (256 ft)|
|Population (September 2010)|
|• Density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Roch|
|Saint day||August 17|
The human presence in the area of Giurdignano dates to as early as the Bronze Age, as testified by the presence of numerous menhirs and dolmens. Later it was conquered by the Romans (archaeological findings include a 2nd-3rd century AD necropolis).
Other sights include the 18th century Mothern Church, the crypt of San Salvatore (8th-10th centuries, an example of Byzantine rock-carved chapel), the remains of the Abbey of Centoporte, and the 16th century Baronal Palace.
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